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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalkingnsw.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Sidecut
Those skis have an appalling amount of sidecut - for touring skis. You would be struggling to shove the nose through the snow at any speed. One wobble and you would be turning at right angles. And ...

In Editor's Roundtable » ISPO 2015: Part 3
April 15, 5:37pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
> Grand Canyon, September 2014, on the river. 110F air temp. 100F ground temp where I set up camp Blimey. Yeah, been there myself. Sand under cliff face, facing the afternoon sun. Slept unt...

In GEAR » For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
April 15, 5:30pm

Re: Roger? Ryan? Grand opening this weekend?
i have no idea when, but I HAVE emailed Ryan asking him to consider it. Is Ryan at home right now? I don't know. Cheers

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » Could we please add a new Forum for the The Natural World, for discussion of flora, fauna, geology?
April 15, 5:26pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
> the felco c9 tool cuts 7mm high tensil but 6mm stainless That's weird! I machine both SS and HT steel. I know which is softer in my workshop. Oh well. Cheers

In GEAR » cable cutters for freeing dogs from snares
April 15, 3:41am

Re: Re: Re: For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
> When the ground temperature is above 98.6F the pad may eventually rise to ground temperature But we aren't walking or camping on Mars or Venus. Cheers

In GEAR » For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
April 15, 3:39am

Re: Re: FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
Noting what Stuart wrote, I now suspect a dirty needle. Possibly all waxed up. Some canisters contain dirty waxy gas mixes - especially the Chinese ones. Clean per Stove Maintenance article. Ch...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 15, 3:36am

Re: Fires and stoves in snow shelters
Fire IN a snow shelter? Nope. Too much hot air and radiation. Stove in any sort of (snow) shelter? For sure, all the time. We all do that. Cheers

In Winter Hiking » Fires and stoves in snow shelters
April 14, 5:42pm

Re: FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
Hi Mircea First, check the jet in the stove. It may be blocked. Take it out and clean it with thin BRASS or COPPER wire; NOT with a steel pin! Also remove and clean the needle valve. We have an ...

In GEAR » FireMaple FMS-118 dying flame
April 14, 5:38pm

Re: For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
> Does anyone find themselves overheating with high R value pads in summer? No. Your mattress at home has a very high R-value. Cheers

In GEAR » For Summer use, do you overheat with high R value pads?
April 14, 5:30pm

Re: Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
Catering to the 'what if' mind-set is what turns a lightweight pack into a heavy monster. Reality is that all these 'what-ifs' can create their own disasters. Have you considered...

In GEAR » Emergency shelter with lower extremity injury
April 13, 10:04pm

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm